Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill


About the Bill

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for domestic abuse protection notices and orders for the purpose of protecting a person from abusive behaviour by the person's partner or ex-partner; and to make provision for the termination of Scottish secure tenancies in cases involving behaviour by a tenant which is abusive of the tenant's partner or ex-partner.

Read the Bill and accompanying documents

Current status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf MSP, on 2 October 2020.

Stage 1

The Justice Committee was designated lead Committee for Stage 1 scrutiny of the Bill.

Stage 2


The Committee launched a call for views on Tuesday 10 November 2020. The closing date for receipt of written submissions was Friday 4 December 2020.

You can access the call for views via the Citizen Space link below:

Read the call for views

Read the written submissions received

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Read the news release



Read the Committee's Stage 1 Report

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